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    A patient 85 from Ross Taylor and a belligerent 71 from just 48 balls from Craig McMillan powered New Zealand to 331 after Kenya captain Steve Tikolo won the toss and invited them to bat. But Kenya were never in the hunt as they were all out for 183 with four balls to spare.

    I know -- belligerent = DISAPPROVING wishing to fight or argue.
    But this meaning is not appropriate here. So, please explain it.
    Also, please explain the meaning of `never in the hunt' in this sentence.

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    Re: belligerent

    It means combative- Craig went out and smacked the ball around in a fighting manner, which cotrasts with Ross' patience.
    Kenya never stood a chance of winning.


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